Tuscany Tour: Florence American Cemetery, Chianti Wine Region & San Gimignano

The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
The very first time I went to the Florence American Cemetery was when I was a teenager. I accompanied my father in Florence for business, and during our journey, I was attracted by the beautiful area on the side of the road.

I asked my father what it was and he told me that was the Florence American Cemetery for the buried soldiers of World War II.

We were the only visitors, and it was a lovely sunny day of summer. I still remember the fresh breeze walking along the grass.

Watching the Latin Crosses and Stars of David installed in the grass, and reading the name of the soldiers, I was trying to imagine the person they were before the war. Even those without a name on their tomb, thinking who they missed in their homeland. I felt grateful for their courage and I was sorry for the unknown soldiers, which had no one who can pray and cry on his grave.

Wine Tour
Lunch and Tasting
San Gimignano

* Duration: 8 hours
* Starts: Florence, Italy
* Trip Category: Day Trips & Excursions >> Day Trips




The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
The very first time I went to the Florence American Cemetery was when I was a teenager. I accompanied my father in Florence for business, and during our journey, I was attracted by the beautiful area on the side of the road.

I asked my father what it was and he told me that was the Florence American Cemetery for the buried soldiers of World War II.

We were the only visitors, and it was a lovely sunny day of summer. I still remember the fresh breeze walking along the grass.

Watching the Latin Crosses and Stars of David installed in the grass, and reading the name of the soldiers, I was trying to imagine the person they were before the war. Even those without a name on their tomb, thinking who they missed in their homeland. I felt grateful for their courage and I was sorry for the unknown soldiers, which had no one who can pray and cry on his grave.

Wine Tour
Lunch and Tasting
San Gimignano

Stop At: Florence, Metropolitan City of Florence, Italy

The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial
The very first time I went to the Florence American Cemetery was when I was a teenager. I accompanied my father in Florence for business, and during our journey I was attracted by the beautiful area on the side of the road.

I asked to my father what it was and he told me that was the Florence American Cemetery for the buried soldiers of the World War II.
Thanks to those soldiers and to the Italian partisans, Italy finally got the freedom from the occupation, and from the threats of nazi-fascism.

Florence American Cemetery and Memorial Entrance my travel in tuscany
OVERVIEW OF FLORENCE AMERICAN CEMETERY IN ITALY
The Florence American Cemetery
The Florence American Cemetery, (also known as Cimitero dei Falciani) is 70 acres of extension in southern Florence, and it is one of fourteen permanent American World War II military cemetery memorial erected outside the USA.
The area where the Florence American Cemetery is, was liberated by the South African 6th Armoured Division on 3 August 1944.
Here, 4,402 woman and servicemen rest in peace.

Stop At: Florence American Cemetery, Via Cassia, 50023 Tavarnuzze FI, Italy

Overview
The Florence American Cemetery and Memorial site in Italy covers 70 acres. The wooded hills that frame its western perimeter rise several hundred feet. Between the two entrance buildings, a bridge leads to the burial area where the headstones of 4,392 of our military dead are arrayed in symmetrical curved rows upon the hillside. They represent 39 percent of the U.S. Fifth Army burials originally made between Rome and the Alps. Most died in the fighting that occurred after the capture of Rome in June 1944. Included among them are casualties of the heavy fighting in the Apennines Mountains shortly before the war’s end. On May 2, 1945 the enemy troops in northern Italy surrendered.

Above the graves, on the topmost of three broad terraces, stands the memorial marked by a tall pylon surmounted by a large sculptured figure.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Tenuta Torciano, Via di Crocetta 18, 53037 Ulignano, San Gimignano Italy

Wine Tour
Lunch
tasting

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Chianti Road, Italy

Chianti wine region

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: San Gimignano, San Gimignano, Tuscany

Time to climb the Great Tower
Time to taste the Gelato World Champion

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Sample Menu

• Italian Pasta & Italian Lasagna
• Antipasto – Cold cuts
• Ribollita